Hermit crab sleeps in coral every night?

dianapickles

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Hi everyone :)

Has anyone had any experience with a hermit crab that uses corals like torches or elegance as a sort of bed or hiding spot? He always chooses the corals at the front of the tank almost so he can watch the outside of the tank.

Basically every night without fail, he tucks his shell under the coral with only his front exposed and just chills there until he decides to do his happy laps around the tank when it's feeding time. He does this only at night. How do they even know when it's night?

He looks so happy doing it too. Here he is chilling in his favourite spot:

https://imgur.com/a/qf1e2QX
 

dianapickles

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P.s just upgraded from a 12 gallon long to a 40B and he was doing this same thing in the 12g. Always right up to the glass under either the torch or elegance tucked right underneath.
 
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